Product Developer

Jarvis Johnson
London (Greater)
Competitive Salary
Closing date
7 Apr 2019

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Development, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Our Client, a leading international manufacturer of chilled convenience foods for the major retailers, is looking for a Product Developer. This is a key role within the team leading innovation projects with the customer, developing new and modifying existing products.

Key Accountabilities are:

  • Managing and delivering new product development and innovative projects up to the point of handover to the process team
  • Presenting new products and upgrades to key stakeholders and the customer in a professional manner demonstrating your food knowledge and expertise
  • Benchmarking of products regularly to gain awareness of the market for a competitive advantage and contributing to Blue Sky Innovation
  • Ensuring that products meet agreed nutritional and organoleptic requirements
  • Liaising with Account Managers to ensure products meet margin aspirations
  • Working alongside the Chef to translate recipes into viable commercial products
  • Writing cooking instructions in line with customer and safety requirements to meet external retailer best practice
  • Working with the manufacturing team to verify feasibility of products



Essential skills and experience include:

  • Previous experience as a Product Developer in a fast paced environment (this can also be as part of a degree or apprenticeship), ideally working with short shelf life products or chilled food
  • An awareness of project management techniques, in particular critical path and gated processes
  • Strong Analytical and numerate skills
  • A Good communicator

The Company:

  • Established over 15 years ago, a leading international manufacturer of convenience foods supplying a wide range of chilled, frozen and ambient foods across the group
  • Group-wide customers include major retailers and food service businesses in the UK and US
  • Passionate about food with people at the core of their business
  • Committed to driving continuous improvement and cost efficiency

Are you an ambitious Product Developer who is passionate about food? If so, this could be the job for you. The role attracts a competitive salary and is based at our client’s London site.

If you are interested in applying for this role please email AS SOON AS POSSIBLE quoting reference number JJ-P4322 with an updated CV, an indication of your current salary and your availability.


Jarvis Johnson is a Specialist Recruitment and Interim Management Agency, set up by Technical Managers and “Placing Technical First” for the Food Manufacturing Industry.

We have a total database of over 6,500 candidates within our specialist areas of Technical, Quality and NPD, built up over the last 20 years.  

We identify candidates with specialist experience, seeking referrals from influential candidates within the market, combined with advertising on Food Industry specific and generalist job boards as well as searching external databases and our very wide LinkedIn Network.

We truly believe in building strong relationships with both our candidates and clients and we go the extra mile to find candidates who really fit in terms of experience, skills and personality/ culture fit.

If you’re an Interim Manager who wants to be notified on upcoming assignments or you are looking for a new permanent role and want to be kept updated on new vacancies then please email an updated CV together with location and remuneration details to

If you are representing a Food Company and want to find out more about our Recruitment / Interim Management  services then please email  for a copy of our Terms of Business or call 01302 366967 to speak to our ex-Technical Manager Managing Director, Lisa Johnson


Contact Us
  • 70-72 Nottingham Road
  • Mansfield
  • NG18 1BN
  • United Kingdom
  • 01302 366967
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